The Bells (Silent Film) -- Seattle

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The Bells (Silent Film) -- Seattle

Post by sadatoni » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:55 pm

Got this off Seattle's Paramount Theatre site (it's also on the radio here):

STG Presents
Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays:
The Bells (1926)

Featuring Dennis James on The Paramount's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

The Paramount Theatre
Monday
January 19, 2009
7:00pm

Stars…
Lionel Barrymore as Mathias
Caroline Frances Cooke as Catharine
Gustav von Seyffertitz as Jerome Frantz
Lorimer Johnston as Hans

'The play, “The Bells” (based on the French “Le Juif Polonais”) was brought to the screen in 1926. Lionel Barrymore plays a merchant who murders a Jewish entrepreneur and appropriates the dead man's fortune. Though no evidence exists to convict him, Barrymore cannot escape his own conscience due to the intervention of a mentalist. Whenever he hears the pealing of church bells, Barrymore is haunted by images of his crime and his victim.'

I recall the ad saying a different silent film every Monday the month.

You can read about the organ itself at http://pstos.org/instruments/wa/seattle/paramount.htm

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